Albany Technical College will hold the annual awards banquet for nominees selected for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) and the Rick Perkins Award (Instructor of the Year) for this calendar year this evening (Tuesday, January 31, 2012) at 6pm in the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany Tech campus.
The 13 nominees for GOAL include: Susie Clyde (Masonry); Ivey Norton (Dental Assisting); Reginald Sweet (Early Childhood Care & Education); Christopher Wright (Business Administrative Technology); Rolanda Bailey (Business Logistics Management); Quitia Malone (Business Logistics Management); Tamala Arnett (Dental Assisting); Kimberly Lawson (Drafting Technology); Shirley Henry (Marketing Management); Rodney Thornton (Accounting Technology); Amanda Taylor (Radiologic Technology); Kayla Robinson (Computer Information Systems); and Priscilla Williams (Marketing Management).
The final four GOAL nominees include: Rolanda Bailey (Business Logistics Management); Ivey Norton (Dental Assisting); Kayla Robinson (Computer Information Systems); and Reginald Sweet (Early Childhood Care and Education). These four will be interviewed today by an Albany Area Chamber of Commerce panel and one will be selected to compete at the State GOAL competition to be held April 23-27 in Atlanta. The state winner is the official spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for 2012. The Albany Tech winner will also have an opportunity to compete at the Regional Competition for GOAL, which will be held for the Southwest Georgia consortium on February 23, 2012, at Moultrie Tech's Tifton campus.
The Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year nominees include: Linda Cauley (Dental Assisting); Leigh Davis (Mathematics); Don Laye (Fire Science Technology); Yolanda Roddy (Mathematics); and Bill Underwood (Automotive Collision Repair).
All nominees will be honored at the banquet tonight and the final GOAL and Perkins winner will be presented.